The Book Cellar
"A great, brawling ache of a novel . . . filled with both prickling suspense and fiercely wrought emotion."
Join us in celebrating Stuart Neville's new book The House of Ashes with conversation partner Mark Billingham. We will have signed bookplates available for customers who purchase the book!
Event is free, but advance registration is required. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Stuart Neville RSVP" to reserve your spot! Access links will be sent day of, and all start times are for the US Central time zone.
About Stuart Neville: Stuart Neville, the “king of Belfast noir” (The Guardian), is the author of the short story collection The Traveller, as well as nine novels, for which he has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and been shortlisted for the Edgar, Macavity, Dilys, Barry, and Anthony Awards as well as the CWA Steel Dagger. He lives near Belfast.
About House of Ashes: Sara Keane's husband, Damien, has uprooted them from England and moved them to his native Northern Ireland for a "fresh start" in the wake of her nervous breakdown. Sara, who knows no one in Northern Ireland, is jobless, carless, friendless--all but a prisoner in her own house. When a blood-soaked old woman beats on the door, insisting the house is hers before being bundled back to her care facility, Sara begins to understand the house has a terrible history her husband never intended for her to discover. As the two women form a bond over their shared traumas, Sara finds the strength to stand up to her abuser, and Mary--silent for six decades--is finally ready to tell her story . . .Through the counterpoint voices--one modern Englishwoman, one Northern Irish farmgirl speaking from half a century earlier--Stuart Neville offers a chilling and gorgeous portrait of violence and resilience in this truly haunting narrative.
About Mark Billingham: Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and has also won the Sherlock Award for Best Detective Novel Created by a British Author. His books, which include the critically acclaimed Tom Thorne series, have been translated into twenty-five languages and have sold over six million copies. His latest novel, Rabbit Hole, was published by Grove Atlantic in August. He lives in London.